|after our trip to the tip of the Leelanau, we went into the very hilly interior full of cherry trees|
|At the top of a hill Lake Leelanau to the left, Lake Michigan to the right|
|the biking ladies|
|the light house|
|carvings in Northport|
|there was a country club and golf course next to our camping spot. We had drinks on the terrace one night overlooking pretty gardens as the sun set|
|our drinking posse returning to camp while the sun set|
|glass pretties in Sutton Bay as we rode to Traverse City|
|in the middle of the Leelanau trail was this snapping turtle|
|two toned hydrangeas|
|we went to a wine and beer tasting fundraising on Great Traverse Bay one night|
|the school we had the event in had two majors; a maritime academy and a culinary school. The students made our appetizers|
We woke up after our first night in Leland to dense fog. I had bought two headlamps at
Costco thinking I could put one on my helmet but I found that impossible I put one on
my seatpost with a blinking red light and another in front with a blinking white light.
But I could barely see as my glasses kept fogging up. I looked over the tops until we
got to Northport, another cute town. We then went to the very tip of the peninsula to
the State Park. I had stayed there years ago with a campsite right on the bay. We
caught a ferry very early in the morning out of Leland to go to South Manitou
Island, which is completely non-inhabited. We had to backpack everything in
for a mile.
We experienced our first giant hills going back through the interior. Last year
I would have had to walk but I muscled up. Miles of orchards and views of
various lakes. Very pretty. Fortunately most of the downhills were straight on smooth
roads so I was flying.
I had white fish tacos along the river back in Leland and then off to the beach
to swim (warmer than Frankfort even though we were north) and look for the
lake stones. After dinner, our friend treated us to drinks on a patio overlooking
wonderful gardens as the sun set. A good day.